Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA

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2022 Population
153,164
1.25% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.5
0.522% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.36%
6.28% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$139,594
3.18% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$916,000
9.58% 1-year decline
2022 Employed Population
72,998
4.88% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA had a population of 153k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $139,594. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA grew from 151,267 to 153,164, a 1.25% increase and its median household income declined from $144,175 to $139,594, a −3.18% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (13.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.41%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.74%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.89%).

27.9% of the households in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.7% of the residents in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA are Boston College (5,067 degrees awarded in 2022), Brandeis University (165015) (2,187 degrees), and Bentley University (164739) (1,840 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA was $916,000, and the homeownership rate was 60.3%.

Most people in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA is home to a population of 153k people, from which 89.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 23.5% of Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (35.9k people).

In 2022, there were 5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (105k people) in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.75k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA are Spanish (9,547 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (8,336 households), and Russian (3,549 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
73,382
Women
51.9%
68,023
Men
48.1%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 141,405 inhabitants, with 48.1% men, and 51.9% women.

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Citizenship

89.7%
2022 Citizenship
88.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.7% of Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA was 88.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    105k ± 2.4k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    21k ± 1.54k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.75k ± 862
8.56%
Hispanic Population
13.1k people

In 2022, there were 5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (105k people) in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 6.75k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.56% of the people in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA are hispanic (13.1k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    5,568 ± 1,796 people
  2. India
    4,728 ± 1,660 people
  3. Russia
    1,564 ± 966 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA was China, the natal country of 5,568 Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA residents, followed by India with 4,728 and Russia with 1,564.

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Foreign-Born Population

23.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
35.9k people
25.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
38.7k people

As of 2022, 23.5% of Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA residents (35.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA was 25.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    9,547 households (6.53%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    8,336 households (5.7%)
  3. Russian
    3,549 households (2.43%)

27.9% of the households in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA was Spanish. 6.53% of the households in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,174 ± 195
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    450 ± 164
  3. Korea
    276 ± 95

Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA employs 73k people. The largest industries in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (7,763 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (5,528 people), and Computer Systems Design (4,025 people), and the highest paying industries are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($232,730), Advertising, public relations & related services ($226,348), and Offices of physicians ($219,115).

Males in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $107,089. The income inequality in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.495, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
36,867
Women
49.6%
37,434
Men
50.4%

The workforce of Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA in 2020 was 74,301 people, with 49.6% woman, and 50.4% men.

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Occupations

73k
2022 Value
−4.88%
1 Year decline
± −4.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −4.88%, from 76.7k employees to 73k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA, are Other managers (3,346 people), Software developers (3,197 people), and Postsecondary teachers (3,175 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

73k
2022 Value
−4.88%
1 Year decline
± −4.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −4.88%, from 76.7k employees to 73k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (7,763 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (5,528 people), and Computer Systems Design (4,025 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$90,018
Median earning men ± $3,553
$58,305
Median earning women ± $1,928

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($135,185), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($134,205), and Wholesale Trade ($129,028).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($93,516), Manufacturing ($90,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,580).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA awarded 9,975 degrees. The student population of Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13,244 male students and 15,489 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA are White (5,459 and 64.5%), followed by Asian (997 and 11.8%), Hispanic or Latino (773 and 9.14%), and Unknown (522 and 6.17%).

The largest universities in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Boston College (5,067 and 50.8%), Brandeis University (165015) (2,187 and 21.9%), and Bentley University (164739) (1,840 and 18.4%).

The most popular majors in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA are General Finance (703 and 7.05%), General Business Administration & Management (623 and 6.25%), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (595 and 5.96%).

The median tuition cost in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA for private four year colleges is $56,500.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 29.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 28,733 (46.1% men and 53.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 28,733 students enrolled in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA, 46.1% men and 53.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 15,551 records, of which 54.4% were women and 45.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 580 degrees awarded
  2. 454 degrees awarded
  3. 339 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA was General Finance with 580 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,067 degrees awarded
  2. 2,187 degrees awarded
  3. 1,840 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boston College with 5,067 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,461 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA, which is 0.809 times less than the 5,514 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,459 degrees mean that there were 5.48 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 997 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($56,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($931) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,125) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.817% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.496% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA in 2022 were Graduate Degree (43.3k), Bachelors Degree (32.4k), and Some college (15.7k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA was $916,000 in 2022, which is 3.25 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $1.01M to $916,000, a 9.58% decrease. The homeownership rate in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA is 60.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA is $139,594. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

Property

$916,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,986
$34,862
Median Property Taxes
±$1,123

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Rent vs Own

60.3%
Homeownership
2022
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.3% of the housing units in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

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Household Income

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$139,594
Median Household Income
± $6,351
57.9k
Number of Households
± 1,830

In 2022, the median household income of the 57.9k households in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA declined from $139,594 from the previous year's value of $144,175.

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Wage Distribution

0.495
2022 Wage GINI in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA
0.51
2021 Wage GINI in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA

In 2022, the income inequality in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA was 0.495 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.92% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (54.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (22.4%)
  3. Carpooled (7.79%)

In 2022, 54.6% of workers in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (22.4%) and those who carpooled to work (7.79%).

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.883% of the workforce in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.36% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA (8.93k out of 141k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

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Health

98.3% of the population of Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 63.3% on employee plans, 8.15% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 0.398% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 960 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 145 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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960 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 960 patients per year. This represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.5% under 18 years, 25.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.71%
Uninsured
63.3%
Employer Coverage
8.15%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
0.398%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Middlesex County--Newton & Waltham PUMA, MA grew by 27.8% from 1.34% to 1.71%.

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